Midships Cottage

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Fabulous two-bedroom luxury period cottage

You can book this property from:

  • £526 per week
  • £75 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement

Property Name: Midships

Description: Cottage



The nearest bus stop is: Royal Crescent, 0.1 mile

The nearest train station is: Whitby Train Station, 0.3 mile

The nearest food shop is: Co-op, 0.3 mile

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Harry’s Bar, 85ft

The nearest petrol is: Esso Petrol Station, 0.3 mile

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: Street/Car Park

For what sized cars?

Good space to unload once parked? Yes – loading bay on Pier Road

Number of spaces available:  

The parking surface is:

Distance to the property from the parking:

Is parking level?

Distance to nearest parking area:

Is it pay and display?

The width of the path to the property is:

How many steps are there en route to the entrance:


Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property? 2

The doors widths are:

Keyhole height:

How many steps are there to the entrance:  0 – flooring is not level


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Wooden

The door widths are: 810mm

Is there good space between the furniture: No

Is it movable or fixed: Movable



The flooring is: Tiled

The door widths are: 800mm (kitchen to dining), 760mm kitchen entrance

The worktop height is: 940mm

Is the oven set high or low?

The fridge height is: 940mm

The freezer height is: Low

Is crockery stored high or low? High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Stored in kitchen


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have: 2

The number of steps between floors is: 11/11

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: 800mm 1st floor stair, main bedroom 740mm, bathroom 740mm, 2nd bedroom 730mm, 800mm 2nd stairway

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 5ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed:


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

The door widths are: 740mm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: 1st floor

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: 1st floor

Is there a ground floor WC?: No

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: No

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No

The flooring is: Tiled, not level floor


Outdoor facilities

External areas are firm, level, sloped, stepped, ramped, gravel, rough – not suitable for disability

Permanent seated is provided

There is no outside lighting

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden

There are hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas



Is there a land line for guests to use? No

Mobile reception details: Depending on networks, better near windows at front and rear

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low and high

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No

Any other information: This cottage is grade II listed and location and set up is not suitable for disabilities/wheelchairs etc.

Two steps from kitchen to dining lounge, one step over lounge entrance and kitchen entrance.



This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.




Set in an almost perfect location, Midships, a fabulous period Grade II Listed 3 storey 2 bedroom cottage set in this tucked away location behind Pier Road, close to the harbour. Offering a wealth of charm and character. Recently refurbished incorporating the 21st century technology without losing the charm and character of this 400 year old cottage.

Entrance: Boot rack.
Kitchen: Spacious well-equipped kitchen with Induction hob, electric oven & grill, microwave, integral fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Sockets have USB ports and phone/ tablet shelf for convenience, shoe tray with complimentary slippers for wearing in the cottage.
3 steps down into;
Lounge/ Diner: Solid oak bench style table and chairs. 2-seater leather sofa, 2 Sherlock leather chairs and storage foot stool. 43 inch smart TV incorporating free Netflix for guests, Dab radio with Bluetooth / Wi-Fi connectivity, Solid antique brass floor lamp, Solid oak nest of tables. Feature fireplace with a large wood burning stove, recesses either side with shelves and storage. Solid wood floor, original stone wall feature and beamed ceiling with mood lighting. Coat hanging area.
Fairly steep semi spiral stairs with a rope banister.
Bedroom 1: King-size bed, bedside tables with stylish touch lamps, sockets have USB ports, chest of drawers, wall mounted 43 inch smart TV incorporating free Netflix for guests, built-in wardrobe. Original beamed ceiling feature,
Bathroom: Bath, shower cubicle, washbasin with mirrored storage cabinet, toilet. Heated towel rail.
Landing: Wardrobe.
Fairly steep semi spiral stairs with a rope banister.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, bedside cabinet and stylish lamp. Sockets have USB ports. 43 inch wall mounted smart TV incorporating free Netflix for guests, hanging rail. chest of drawers. Original beamed ceiling.

Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
Parking:  Car Parking Scratch Cards are  provided in the property for the W Zones in Whitby
Heating: Gas central heating, wood burning stove.
Garden: Enclosed patio area with table and chairs to the side of the property. Please note that the garden to the rear of the property and the log store opposite the kitchen door belongs to number 11.
Short breaks: Available anytime.
Notes: Towels are provided. Travel cot available. Unlimited Wifi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable. 
Please note: The property does have fairly steep semi spiral stairs with a rope banister.




Area Information


Whitby is a popular choice for visitors all year round. It is well known for its long sandy beach and delicious seafood. The river Esk flows through the town to the sea and cottages are perched on the hills on each side, with cobbled streets and historic yards providing a maze of places to explore. The town has a fantastic mix of modern shops and services, traditional stores and boutique shops. Whitby jet continues to be made into beautiful jewellery and sold in a number of shops.  There are plenty of excellent restaurants which serve local fish and seafood, as well as a wonderful choice of cafes and tearooms.

The ruins of Whitby Abbey stand dominantly on the clifftop and can be reached by climbing the 199 steps from the old town. The Abbey is said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Count Dracula, and its gothic splendour is the perfect place from which to take in some truly stunning views over the town, harbour and coastline. Whitby harbour is steeped in history and visitors can see where British explorer Captain James Cook first worked as an apprentice before setting sail and discovering Australia. A statue of this great explorer stands proudly above the town, along with some huge whalebones, a sign of the town's maritime history. The harbour is a buzz of activity and you can enjoy early mornings watching the fishing boats come ashore before getting first choice of their catch of the day.

There's always something happening throughout the town, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. These include Whitby Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta, and there are two popular Goth festivals each year.